Maximum Insecurity: A Doctor in the Supermax

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After three decades as a successful ear surgeon, William Wright, MD is bored beyond belief. He dabbles with retirement, but finds idleness infuriating. He has to do something.

Then he sees an ad for a doctor's position from the Colorado Department of Corrections at a supermax prison. Now that, he thinks, would be different. His wife has some thoughts on the matter too. She thinks her husband just lost his mind and is on a collision course with ...

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Overview

After three decades as a successful ear surgeon, William Wright, MD is bored beyond belief. He dabbles with retirement, but finds idleness infuriating. He has to do something.

Then he sees an ad for a doctor's position from the Colorado Department of Corrections at a supermax prison. Now that, he thinks, would be different. His wife has some thoughts on the matter too. She thinks her husband just lost his mind and is on a collision course with a prison shiv.

After his first day on the job, he wonders if she wasn't onto something. His first patient is an arrogant, callous youth convicted of five cold-blooded murders. Dr. Wright has to steel himself not to bolt.

Nothing prepares a doctor for life at the Colorado State Penitentiary. He quickly discovers treating maximum security convicts is like treating recalcitrant murderous four-year-olds. Always willing to threaten their doctors with bodily harm, they are more interested in scamming drugs than treatment.

Told with self-depreciating humor and scathing wit, Maximum Insecurity describes Dr. Wright's adventures practicing medicine in a supermax correctional facility without, he's glad to say, getting killed even once.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781492895206
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/11/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 440,071
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

A resident of Colorado Springs, William "Bill" Wright, MD earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan. After working as an ear surgeon for thirty years, Bill spent eight years practicing correctional medicine with the Colorado Department of Corrections. He has published over fifty medical journal articles. Maximum Insecurityis the light-hearted adventure of Wright's career practicing medicine in a supermax correctional facility.

A commercial artist and private pilot, Bill has three black belts and is a certified instructor of Aikido and Tae Kwan Do. He is married, with four children and six grandchildren.

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    Walking into a facility where the doors are outside of your control, where you’re locked in small hallways with no way out, where your every move is viewed and recorded can be a terrifying experience. It’s all in a day’s work when you’re in a supermax facility. Maximum Insecurity will teach you everything you’ve ever wanted to know and more about the life offenders lead in a supermax and what it’s like to work there as well. At times it’s terrifying and yet Dr. Wright is able to overcome it. This is his story about working in a prison and about growing as a person throughout the experience.

    If you’ve never been to a prison (or even a jail) then this book is an excellent tool for understanding what life is really like inside those walls. As a doctor in a supermax, author William Wright is witness to everything that happens and all the offenders who spend time there. He has a lot of great insight and he’s able to share it with plenty of humor. I was extremely interested in what goes on in a supermax facility, being one of those few who’s never seen the inside of those walls for any reason (not even a tour or to visit someone). Maximum Insecurity is an excellent depiction of what working in a supermax facility is really like, with no holds barred. Dr. Wright is completely open and honest about how he feels being locked in the facility with offenders and working with them as well. I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in the prison system.

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